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Mastering Fine Decorative Paint Techniquesby Creative Homeowner
Synopses & Reviews
Mastering Fine Decorative Paint Techniques is a step-by-step guide through the process of decorative painting-from choosing color schemes to mastering sponging, marbling, graining, and more. It explains why decorative painting is appropriate for today's homes and how readers can incorporate it into their interior spaces. The first half of the book excites homeowners about the beautiful-and personally satisfying-results they can achieve by learning decorative painting techniques. It also prepares homeowners by educating them on evaluating color's characteristics, choosing the right tools, and preparing surfaces. The second half of the book describes the need for priming and base-coating walls, as well as the formulas for mixing paints and glazes. Then, it delves into decorative painting techniques, covering each method and providing professional advice.
Book News Annotation:
Gives clear, step-by-step instructions for creating painted effects on walls and floors. Part I gives information on color and designing with color, paints and glazes, brushes and other tools, surface preparation, and mixing paints and glazes. Part II gives detailed, illustrated instructions of techniques. Techniques covered include sponging, ragging, stippling, color washing, spattering, combing, creating a sky effect, marbling, and wood graining. Every page contains color photos of tools, processes, and beautiful results. Ross is the author of numerous books and articles on interior design and home improvement. Kinkead is the founder of a teaching studio for painting decorative finishes.
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Transform an ordinary room into a masterpiece with decorative finishes such as marbling, stenciling, sponging, glazing, and more. This reference book is for the beginner as well as the seasoned pro. More than 40 techniques and 300 Full-color photos.
How to transform an ordinary room into a masterpiece with decorative finishes such as marbling, stenciling, sponging, glazing, and more. 300 full-color photos.
Learn how to use the magic of paint to create texture, detail, illusion, and drama in your home. If you're looking for an exciting way to decorate, Mastering Fine Decorative Paint Techniques will show you how with beautiful painted effects that aren't just for skilled artists or homeowners who can afford to hire them. With a little patience, practice, and the simple advice offered in this book, anyone can transform an ordinary surface into a delight for the eye. Easy-to-follow techniques include sponging, ragging, stippling, color washing, spattering, combing, creating a sky effect, stenciling, marbling, and wood graining.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 254) and index.
About the Author
SHARON ROSS is the author of numerous books, as well as countless magazine and newspaper articles on the topics of interior design and home improvement. For many years she was Director of Editorial Projects for The Family Handyman magazine. She has been a contributor to Midwest Living, Better Homes and Garden Special Interest Publications, Woman's Day Special Publications, Mary Emmerling's Country Home, and other publications. She has also written for PBS-TV's Hometime. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota.
ELISE KINKEAD, a fine arts graduate of the College of St. Catherine, in St. Paul, MN, began her career as a painter of decorative finishes in 1984 after 2 years of training at The Day Studio and the Gale Laurance Studio in San Francisco. She founded her gallery/studio, Faux Pas, in Minneapolis in 1985. It is one of only a few teaching studios in the Midwest. Kinkead has worked nationally on hundreds of projects, both residential and commercial, including several for three of the nation's top 100 architectural firms.
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